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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:57

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaskan Coast for Second Day in a Row

Written by  Mikael Thalen

Russian bombers flew off the Alaskan coast for a second time this week, coming within 35 miles of the U.S. mainland.

The two Tu-95 nuclear-capable bombers, which entered the U.S. military’s Air Defense Identification Zone, were detected by U.S.

radar flying northeast of the Aleutian Islands.

Although remaining in international airspace, the Russian aircraft would have been asked to identify themselves once 200 nautical miles from the coastline.

The U.S. Air Force sent an E-3 Sentry early warning plane from Elemendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage to intercept the bombers and to confirm no other aircraft were present.

Reports indicate that the U.S. aircraft flew alongside the Tu-95’s for several hours before they turned back towards Russia.

In a similar incident just one evening prior on Monday, a pair of Russian bombers came within 100 miles of Alaska’s Kodiak Island.

Two F-22 stealth fighter jets and an E-3 Sentry early warning plane were scrambled by the U.S. Air Force to intercept the Russian aircraft.

After spending 12 minutes alongside the bombers, the Tu-95’s flew back to Anadyr in Eastern Russia.

The two Russian flights are said to have come closer to the U.S. mainland than any others in the last two years.

U.S.-Russia relations were recently described as being at a potential “all-time low” by President Donald Trump.

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The US sends planes by them all the time too. Each are checking out the other. Mind games, but not to the bad extend thet Kim in N. Korea does. They film take tons of pics and compare to the earlier ones for visable upgrades made. The Satellites provide even better coverage. Both have them too.
I think the N. Korea is the one to worry about. That fuse was lit some time ago in the Obama admin but it's getting very short.
China is the joker in that deck of cards. If Trump has them on our side sanctioning them as has been said with coal and other necessities thay can't get elsewhere, it may be cause for Kim to do one of tow things, either cut back & do as countries hope for or cause him totally loose it & do more that will cause a serious escalation in this.

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Roberto Benitez Written by Roberto Benitez
April 24, 2017
The N. Koreans don't send reconnaissance planes to the coast of the US or even to Hawaii as they have no planes capable of flying such distances and back unrefueled.

Theses days most photographic surveillance is done by satellite, although sometimes tactical surveillance is done by planes. Our aircraft are usually involved in SIGINT and COMINT. One such plane is the RC-135.
Softball Player Written by Softball Player
April 24, 2017
N. Korea probably does have refulers, they purchase many war items from China, Russia, Ukraine, etc They just lack ships with a long range capability. Here is a Russian tanker that's 7 years old of so. Russia and the US are neck and neck with capabilities but they may be one up onth another that is being mentioned lately. you can find that on you own. the link: http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Aerial_refueling?file=Ilyushin_Il-78M_36_blue_(cn_1013405197).jpg Though these are fighters refuleing, it is the same concept all forces use Bi-planes to you name it. In the pic of the bomber neat our coast you can see a snorkel at the nose of the plane, that hooks to the other refuler with a much longer one dropped down.
They only had 1 or two modernistic ships, ported near the capitol city Many are antiquated like their planes which are from same countried listed.
Not need to nuke them, a few, 3-4 well placed MOAB's would descimate the country bad enough & without the nuking back lash. Kim is the little boy who is yelling wolf far too often.
Your right about the sat surveillance these days, imo it sould be used more often to find ISIS and others and clean them out. All this could have beed done years ago, but wasn't.

President trump, along with a new class of Battleship, you should look into building Valkyrie bombers. If this craft were updated, we would have a formidable answer to Russia. The Valkyrie can hit speeds of Mach 3+

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Roberto Benitez Written by Roberto Benitez
April 24, 2017
Battleships are too unwieldly and require large armadas to protect them. Their vulnerability was show during WWII. What we need is littoral ships capable of 45+ knots.

The Soviets built fighters like the Foxbat to engage both the SR-71s and the B-70s had they gone into service. What's needed is a stealthy hypersonic (Mach 8+) sub orbital aircraft like the alleged "Aurora" but as a bomber that can launch long range standoff missiles. We could also use a more conventional bomber that could carry multiple MOABs.
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Timothy Linnomme Written by Timothy Linnomme
April 24, 2017
The BB would be part of an AC Fleet. Our AC unit are severely vulnerable to modern missile tecgh while modern armor tech at BB grade would be protected from the aforementioned. 16 Inch shells can't be jammed either. The Montana Class BB would have 12 16 inch guns and four 18-24 inch guns for guided munitions. one plunging shell from a BB would turn a Battlecruiser into a slag heap.

The Valkyrie not only can do Mach 3+, it could be outfitted with an LBA (Laser Battery Array) and graphene based composite armor. We have the technology and it is time to put it to use.
(Updated: April 20, 2017)

Maybe he should fly our -35 over.

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The President has to be more careful when he opens up his mouth; he has a way of fouling things up. Trump is definitely not a political person; he has to learn how to be tactful. I am worried about the state of humanity.

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but you have to realize that the distance between Russia and Alaska is only 55 miles why whould they have to identify themselves inside their own country at 200 miles distance?

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Antone Written by Antone
April 20, 2017
Good point at the Islands. Can walk in winter.

Well scramble fighters and say hello! Or turn on surface to air missile tracking device and lock on! Either way they'll get the message!

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Doc Browning Written by Doc Browning
April 20, 2017
This is standard practice since the USAF began overflights with the U-2, 1950 or earlier. The Bears and USAF pilots, that are occasionally scrambled, often get close enough to wave at each other.
This article is neither news and certainly not alarming for those of us who have known since 1956 that the NAZI-types who govern the US are the aggressors, rather than the leadership of Russia. Former CIA station manager, John Stockwell, has published the destructive history of the CIA in the "3rd world" since 1980. The current illegal aggression against Syria and its leadership is typical of the history of the CIA. Take a look_ www youtube com/watch?v=l1_3ayrwkc4
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Vincent Marcantelli Written by Vincent Marcantelli
April 20, 2017
WoW, Doc, looks like you have for at least once in your life shown who you really are, yes, who you really are, and what I see is someone who is not really all that American, maybe you should think about relocating to a nice little town in North East Russia, where you could really let us in the United States know how you feel, yea, your a REAL piece of work!
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Woodrow Pea Written by Woodrow Pea
April 20, 2017
And how is it that the US flying near Russia is aggressive but, Russians flying near the US is not? How do you reconcile your comment?

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This isn't news, The Russians have been sending things to our coast line for years. The Russian nuke subs would come right along our coast line since 1955. They may still be. Now its planes. The Russians play this game with us .all the time. They use this as actual combat. When I was in the Navy we chased them all the time clear down to San Diego. I was on a destroyer then and the Russian subs could go faster under water than we could on top of the water. We may be doing the same thing, who knows.

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Putin will "test the waters" and we'll be right there to deal with it.

Bring it on!

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